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Beti Bachao' a mere slogan: Rahul's jibe at Modi over Bihar shelter home rapes

By Vikas

New Delhi, July 29: In a veiled jibe at Narendra Modi over the alleged sexual assault of thirty-four minor girls at the state-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that the Prime Minister's call for "Beti Bachao" (Save Daughters) is a mere slogan.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Rahul, in a tweet, also trained gun at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He wrote, "This is a story of Ashwasan Babu (the one who assures) and Sushahsan Babu (one who vows to give good governance)". Then he further wrote "It seems for that for those whom we have elected 'Beti bachao' is a mere slogan". In the same tweet, he posted a picture of an article published in a Hindi daily about the shelter home rapes.

Meanwhile, the CBI has taken over the investigation into the alleged abuse of minor girls at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. The matter had come to light earlier this year when the Bihar Social Welfare Department filed an FIR based on a social audit of the shelter home conducted by a Mumbai-based institute.

Women staff members of the shelter home and Brajesh Thakur, who ran the NGO, were among those who were arrested by the local police in connection with the case.

After pressure from the opposition, Nitish Kumar government on Thursday handed over the investigation into the alleged sexual assault to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The police filed a charge-sheet against the ten who were arrested.

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